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Delmarva Volunteers Help To Clean Up From Sandy

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FENWICK IS., Del - Volunteers from all across the Eastern Shore, driving to Fenwick Island to help out those in need after Sandy.    

Donating clothes, rugs, food, blankets.  You name it, they brought it. It all started with an idea during the Superstorm.     

"I was just sitting at home during the storm one evening and I knew my friends would want to help, so I started a group page on Facebook," said Colby Nelson.

The group, "Sandy Clean Up Help Across Delmarva" grew exponentially, to 2,500 willing volunteers the next morning.    

All lending a helping hand through donations and time. 

Everyone has a different story. Take Sanden Swanson.

"My mother passed away on Friday and a lot of the clothes that she loved were things that I'm hoping other people can enjoy as well," said Swanson of Selbyville.    

Then, there's Linda Griffiths, who brought what seemed like her whole house.

"I've been sitting home thinking 'what can I do, I want to help somebody so bad what can I do?"' said Griffiths of Seaford.  "I went through every cupboard and closet that I got stuff I'm going to bring and if I get there and the truck is gone, I'm going to drive down and take it to them.  Those people are going to have this stuff."    

But Nelson said, it doesn't stop here.

"Our volunteers are able to help out with anyone in the community.  Maybe the elderly that had a lot of rain damage, or they can't cut down trees."    

Nelson said she didn't expect the outreach, but the more helping hands, the more people they can assist.

All of the donations collected in Fenwick Island will be going down to Crisfield.  This wasn't the only drop-off location.  Organizers tell us donations will also be going to other areas across Delmarva.  Organizers said that if anyone is in need of donations, they can email sandydelmarva@gmail.com or go on their Facebook page

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